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Massage in Ely, the Remedy for Frozen Shoulder Pain

How Massage Can Relieve the Symptoms of Frozen Shoulder

If you live in Cambs, Norfolk or Suffolk and live near enough to come for massage in Ely or massage in Littleport, which is near to Ely, Cambs, then help is at hand for your frozen shoulder symptoms.

Frozen shoulder can appear almost as it would seem, out of the blue. It seems to trouble diabetics a little more often and ladies from their forties onwards. Often a trauma to the shoulder can be the instigating factor but it may just be that you have overused the shoulder, it has caused you pain and then you have begun to protect it. The first thing you will notice is discomfort putting on your clothes. For ladies, difficulty doing up your bra, for both genders, putting on jackets and suchlike. It is important not to let the joint become immobile and leaning forward, resting your good hand on the arm of a chair then gently swinging the stiff arm will help to keep the shoulder joint free.

Often there will be nothing to be done but to let the problem just take its course however, massage can be very helpful in keeping your shoulder more comfortable and helping mobility. I am making the assumption that your doctor has diagnosed frozen shoulder and your condition is being monitored. There are many soft tissue release techniques which can be applied to help release the surrounding muscles and maintain a reasonably pain free degree of mobility.

With the help of Remedial Massage you don’t just need to put up with the pain and discomfort of frozen shoulder. Contact me by email to arrange an appointment, you will find a contact page detailed above in the headings.

Ignoring Hamstring Stretches Leads to Low Back Pain

Runners Remember, Ignoring Your Post Run Stretching

Routine Will have an Impact on Lower Back Pain

Tight Hamstrings are a nuisance to us all. It’s not just runners who suffer from tight hamstrings. They are the set of muscles on the backs of your thighs, comprising the semi- tendinosus, semi-membranosus and the long and short head of the biceps femoris. They run rom the ischial tuberosity – your ‘sitting bone’ along the back of the femur to the bones of the lower leg just below the knee. Their job is the flexion and extension of the leg.

Sometimes genetics will determine that you have short hamstrings, sometimes the things you do will cause it. Either way you should do your best to keep them long, strong and felxible.

Tight hamstrings pull on the pelvis tilting it upwards and altering the whole mobility of the spine and giving you an unattractive pot belly! This not only looks unattractive but causes low back pain. Stretching legs out after running – and don’t ignore the quads either because this will lead to an imbalance – is an important part of your training.

Add to stretching a good deep soft tissue massage at least once a month and your will ward off low back pain. Keeping mobile if you have a sedentary job, a regular, if not daily, yoga routine and a visit to you remedial massage therapist wsill all make a huge difference to how your back feels. Your massage therapist will be able to give youlots of lifestyle and exercise advice and stretches which will keep you in good shape.

Treating Chronic Low Back Pain With Remedial Massage

Treating Chronic Low Back Pain With Remedial Massage

This week I have seen a number of patients with chronic low back pain. The thing which they are most concerned with is whether their low back pain can be managed with massage and exercise.

If your low back pain has passed from the acute stage and into chronic it is more difficult but not  impossible to treat. We start with an assessment of your condition. Depending on the circumstances of your particular situation. Whether your GP has already referred you for an x-ray or MRI scan and what the results were. What type of work you do and whether you can make any adjustments to that. How much exercise you do and how it affects your condition.

Often patients are just confused as to what is the best course of action to take, they have lost faith in their body and its ability to perform the tasks they ask of it everyday.

As a remedial massage therapist in Ely, my task is to help you back to feeling confident that you can do most of the things you need to do on a daily basis. Progressing gradually through a course of detective work and putting in place a treatment plan for remedial massage treatment and then a system for managing your body and keeping it in working order, we will get you back on your feet again.  I believe massage is a wonderful therapy, your muscles make up a huge proportion of your body. They deserve to be looked after and if you look after them they will serve you well.

Avoiding Muscular and Low Back Injury

Avoiding Muscular and Low Back Injury

One of the most important things I believe, in keeping yourself fit and healthy is to actually try and avoid muscular injury in the first place. If you are a sportsperson or even just wanting to lead a fairly active life, you should be doing your utmost to avoid getting injured in the first place. This is because rehabilitating an injury is so much harder than avoiding one  and an injured muscle is much more likely to get injured again in the future.

How then do you prevent injury? Well, firstly prepare. If you are taking up a new sport or going back to one you enjoy after a break. Even doing a weekend of heavy gardening. Spend some time getting into shape – or better still, make sure you are always in good shape. A fit body will perform better at all tasks.

Keep your core muscles strong, keep your legs strong and flexible, make sure your glutes work properly – your massage therapist can help you with all these things. A good remedial massage therapist can tell you if your glutes fire properly and what to do if they don’t. Your glutes are the powerhouse of your body. Your stability and strength in movement come from your glutes, it is important that they work properly. I have encountered people actually exercising their glutes but it being a complete waste of time because only their hamstrings were doing the work – and this is not rare! Lots of you don’t actually use your glutes to power you.

Having remedial massage will help to identify where your problems are, it can uncover things which you didn’t even know were a problem and things which are going to cause you mobility issues as you get older. A remedial massage therapist can offer advice on strengthening and stretching, which exercises to do and which muscles are weak. The bonus is you will also get trouble spots ironed out and you will feel very good afterwards. Deep soft tissue massage of the type offered by remedial massage therapists will help to ease out muscular pain and tension and leave you feeling like you have a new body.